In recognition of Dr Tan's excellence and contribution to research and teaching, these are his partial list of awards that were achieved in the many years of his service.

  • Service Champion Award 2019 – National Healthcare Group

  • Winner [Best Oral Presentation Award] Impact of melanocortin 4 receptor genetic variants on short term weight loss after bariatric surgery in multi-ethnic Asian adults with obesity. Presented at 5th Asian Congress of Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery (ACRLS) in conjunction with Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS) 2019. Singapore 2019

  • Winner [Best Poster - Gold Award] (Clinical Research) “Pre-operative clinical predictors of long-term weight outcomes following Bariatric Surgery – a 5-year longitudinal analysis of a multi-ethnic Asian Cohort” in Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress (SHBC) 2019

  • Teaching Excellence Award (Postgraduates) – National Healthcare Residency Programme Office

  • Winner Young IFSO Scholarship award 2018, presented at 23rd World Congress, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Dubai, UAE 2018

  • Winner of Best Poster Award “Single port trans-gastric resection of gastric GIST” in 2nd ASEAN Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Conference and 6th Malaysian Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society (MUGIS) Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017

  • Winner of Best Video Presentation “Revision surgery for weight regain post banded vertical band gastroplasty” in Asia Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Society Conference, Sabah, 2016

  • Winner of Best Free Paper presentation “Results and long-term outcomes of resolution of NASH post bariatric surgery” in Asia Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Society conference, Sabah 2016

  • 10-year Long Service Award 2013 – Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

  • Winner of Best Poster Award: Case series of minimally invasive McKeown Oesophagectomy in prone position at Minimally Invasive Surgery week, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting and Endo Expo, Boston 2012